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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

CSIFG 1 Honorary Fish Game Ranger Allan Gillespie checks on compliant angler Hans Van Leeuwen at the Ohau B Canal near Twizel photo by CSI Fish Game Rhys Adams

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for January 26 2023

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A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for January 19 2023

WFR2223.39 Thomas Isbister with a solid Waitaki Valley rainbow trout photo by Dan Isbister

Don’t miss out – there are some great fish being caught this January

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury 12 Jan 2023

WFR2223.36 Scott Baker with his 32 pound brown trout from the Ohau B Canal

Welcome back to our regular weekly reporting after the holiday break.

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New Years Week Fishing Report of Central South Island and North Canterbury

WFR2223 HE6 from left to right parachute Adams Royal Wulff and blow fly Photo by Rhys Adams copy

When it comes to summertime fly fishing, anglers dream of sight-fishing for rising trout.

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Christmas Week Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury

WFRHE1 Lake Benmore is kiwi classic summertime fishing destination Photo by Rhys Adams

Welcome to our first of two ‘Holiday Editions’ of the Weekly Report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 22 2022

WFR2223.33 coral nets are used to catch stranded trout in the Lake George Scott Weir for tagging and release into the Tekapo Canal Photo by Nikki Dellaway

It’s been a busy week in the field for the CSI staff team, netting fish for research and relocation.

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Weekly fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for December 15 2022

WFR2223.30 Lorenzo Rawnsley with his rainbow trout the Hakataramea River

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 8 2022

WFR2223.26 Bruce Wallaces Rangitata River salmon possibly the first caught by anyone for the 2022 23 season photo by Bruce Wallace

All bets were on for someone to catch the “first-of-the-season” sea-run salmon at the Rangitata or Rakaia rivers this week, as fishing conditions were perfect.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 1 2022

WFR2223.24 Harley Stone and Ollie Salisbury with Ollies first ever trout caught trolling at Lake Benmore

Welcome to summer; it’s wet and kind of cold.

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for November 24 2023

WFR2223.22 Trevor Hendry caught this 6.5lb rainbow at Lake Benmore this November

Two veteran anglers are claiming the rainbow trout are big this season at Lake Benmore.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 17 2022

WFR2223.18 Kate Le Lievre with a great Lake Pukaki brown trout caught on her October opening weekend trip photo by Charles Smith

Your catch pictures say a thousand words

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 9 2022

WFR2223.15 Success at the 2022 Kids Salmon Fishing Day for Nixon Philpott and his father Kane photo by R Adams

Roll your eyes now trout aficionados; this is a salmon-themed report.

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Stunning Weather greats High Country Anglers

FGNZ6519 Glenn Pratley with his brown trout

Beautiful weather greeted the thousand-odd anglers who celebrated the Canterbury High Country fishery opening at the weekend.

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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT FOR CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & NORTH CANTERBURY

WFR2223.15 Richard Ramsay at Lake Alexandrina on Opening Day 2016 photo by Rhys Adams

With the rainbow trout spawning season coming to an end in the CSI Region, our high-country waters and other sensitive fisheries are opening for fishing on Saturday, 5th November,...

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury Fish & Game 27 October 2022

WFR2223.12 Time to get prepared for high country opening photo by Rhys Adams

CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND REPORTTime to prepare for high-country opening

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Rods and fish seized during night ranging operation at canals

Photo 1 CSIFG Central South Island Fish Game Compliance Coordinator Hamish Stevens with the rods seized over Labour Weekend

Central South Island Fish & Game rangers were active at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canal fishery during the night over Labour Weekend.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for October 20 2022

WFR2223.12 When the canals are busy with anglers a bit of courtesy can go a long way to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time Photo by Rhys Adams

Labour Weekend provides 3 days of fishing potential!

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for October 13 2022

WFR2223.07 Sefton Stevens with his school holidays trout from the Opihi River Photo H Stevens

Watch out trout – the kids are out and about

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for October 6 2022

WFR2223.03 The evidence of Graeme Hughes marvellous start to the season Photo by G Hughes

A marvellous start to the season

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